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As New Orleans City Council prepares to tackle Confederate monument issue, opponents suggest alternatives

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; More than 30,000 people have signed petitions opposing the removal of four monuments to Confederate leaders and events. The*Monumental Task Committee (MTC) ? a volunteer group that has led efforts to prevent the City of New Orleans from removing the ...

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As New Orleans City Council prepares to tackle Confederate monument issue, opponents suggest alternatives


More than 30,000 people have signed petitions opposing the removal of four monuments to Confederate leaders and events. The*Monumental Task Committee (MTC) ? a volunteer group that has led efforts to prevent the City of New Orleans from removing the statues ? *has sent the signatures to City Hall as the New Orleans City Council prepares its final meetings on an ordinance that considers the monuments' removal under a "nuisance" law, which says a public statue can be removed if it "honors, praises, or fosters ideologies which are in conflict with the requirements of equal protection for citizens" or "suggests the supremacy of one ethnic, religious, or racial group over any other, or gives honor or praise to any violent actions taken wrongfully against citizens of the city to promote ethnic, religious, or racial supremacy of any group over another."

The four monuments include statues honoring Jefferson Davis, P.G.T. Beauregard, Robert E. Lee and the Battle of Liberty Place, an uprising from the Crescent City White League against Reconstruction efforts after the Civil War.*Mayor Mitch Landrieu said a private donor is willing to pay for the cost of their removal.?
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